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Vambrace: Cold Soul

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

62

Top Critic Average

29%

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Based on 29 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 28, 2019

Developer: Devespresso Games

Publisher: Headup

Genres: Adventure, RPG

The King of Shades has cursed the great city of Icenaire. Now cast under a permanent blight of frost fall, its former residents have returned from the dead as mad Wraiths. Survivors take refuge deep underground where they lead a desperate campaign against this unearthly power. Woefully outmatched, they are forced into hiding as the King of Shades amasses an army of the undead above them. One fateful day, a mysterious stranger appears in the city with an enchanted vambrace. She may now be their only hope… You are Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering Icenaire. The survivors now look to you as their best hope against the King of Shades. Only one problem...you’re woefully outmatched, and survival is not guaranteed. Vambrace: Cold Soul is a narrative-driven game filled with memorable characters, brutal challenges, and deep strategy. To succeed, you must choose perceptive party leaders, camp to recuperate, navigate strange encounters, and survive deadly combat. Will you scavenge for supplies to sell or use them to craft new items for your next expedition? The surface of Icenaire is cold and unforgiving. So, prepare your party well before departing...lest you join the cursed city's undead. In this game, the difference between life and undeath all comes down to good planning and smart tactics! FEATURES: Embark on an epic fantasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters. Complete sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins. Assemble your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits. Craft items and armor from precious materials gathered on your trips. Make crucial decisions where one wrong turn can seal your party's fate. Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death. Find codex pages to expand upon Ethera's history and mythical lore.

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The roguelike nature of Darkest Dungeon combine with more substantial narrative and exploration, and a Korean manhwa aesthetic. Unfortunately, the mechanics of Vambrace need work. Your squad of mercenaries is largely disposable, there's too much randomization in terms of progress, and there are several issues with the user interface. Perhaps a sequel can bring the gameplay closer to the excellent aesthetics, but Vambrace: Cold Soul doesn't come together completely.

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Vambrace is an interesting game with a nice story but with a bad interface and some difficulty spikes, specially in the first few hours.

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Vambrace has the art, sound and story direction of a top-flight RPG, bolted onto a badly designed roguelite.

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Sky-high ambition meets sub-par execution in this roguelike fantasy-epic. Vambrace: Cold Soul delivers a large helping of worldbuilding but fails to provide engaging gameplay to accompany it.

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